About Polish Courts' Case Law

Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich [Polish Courts’ Case Law] is the oldest continuously issued Polish scholarly journal where research focuses on the decisions of Polish courts, in both the first and second instances, as well as courts examining extraordinary appeals or constitutional complaints.

The periodical presents individual court judgments and remarks in the form of commentaries on these judgments.

Thanks to its synthetic and problem-oriented character, a commentary on a judgment – being the basic and one of the oldest forms of academic reflection in jurisprudence – enables the commentator to refer to recent issues examined by Polish courts and to expand the readers’ knowledge by presenting the current background, while putting the judgments in the context of existing literature and case law.

The author receives 40 points for a publication in Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich
(according to the Annex to the Communication of the Minister of Education and Science of 1 December 2021, regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267(3) of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Polish Journal of Laws [Dziennik Ustaw], consolidated text: 2021, item 478, as amended).

The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.

The journal’s mission is to disseminate knowledge about selected case law of Polish courts concerning topical issues and to present systematic and comprehensive legal academic reflection on these issues.

When discussing the judgments, the authors stress the importance, the topical character, and the socioeconomic consequences of individual judicial decisions; they also attempt to spot trends in the development of Polish case law.

The requirements set for the commentaries published in Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich are just as high as those for academic articles. The review process employed by the Editorial Board ensures meeting these requirements. Commentaries accepted for print are original academic papers, containing multi-aspect analyses of the legal questions that the commented judgments concern.

The systematic character means that case law has been analysed in a continuous manner, without interruptions, since 1957. Moreover, the current Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich continues the legacy of a pre-WWII periodical also titled Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich. The journal is published monthly, always with the same sections and a similar number of judgments and commentaries.

The comprehensive character of the analyses is manifested in the fact that scholarly reflection covers judgments of general and administrative courts, as well as the Supreme Court of Poland. Each issue contains commentaries from the four main groups of legal questions decided by Polish courts: private law, criminal law, labour and social security law, and public law.

Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich remains of current relevance, because it accepts papers discussing judgments issued recently, where topical problems important for Polish case law are decided.

zadady-etyczne
Ethical principles
Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals, Ethical principles for authors, Responsibilities of the editorial board, Responsibilities of reviewers.

Zasady zgłaszania
Conditions for accepting articles for publication

recenzja-czasopism
Review procedure
Detailed principles of the review procedure applicable in "Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich"

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

Maksymilian Pazdan
Editor-in-chief

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6799-7392

Professor at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, arbitrator adjudicating at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Academie International de Droit Comparé) in Paris.

Mateusz-Blachucki
Managing editor

ORCID: 0000-0001-5805-048X

Postdoctoral degree holder, employee of the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative Law.

Piotr-Prusinowski
Doctor habilitated of juridical sciences. Since 11 February 2016 he has been a judge of the Supreme Court, in the Labour Law and Social Security Chamber. 
Andrzej Kabat

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0574-9411

Postdoctoral degree holder, retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court; as of October 1st, 2010, associate professor at the Kozminski University in Warsaw.

Przemyslaw-Kalinowski
PhD degree holder in legal sciences; as of 1997 judge of the Supreme Court, adjudicating in the Criminal Law Division of the Supreme Court.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8703-7476

Professor and postdoctoral degree holder; retired judge of the Supreme Court, professor at the College of Law of the Kozminski University in Warsaw (Poland); specialist in the fields of civil proceedings and substantive civil law.

Katarzyna Bojarska
Editor
Katarzyna is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Poland). For over 20 years she has worked as an editor, publisher and managing editor in several legal publishing houses: Wydawnictwo Prawnicze, LexisNexis Polska, and, since 2014, Wolters Kluwer Poland. 

Editorial Committee

  • prof. dr hab. Marek Safjan (President of the Editorial Committee)
    University of Warsaw (Poland), retired Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal, former President of the Constitutional Tribunal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Ereciński
    University of Warsaw (Poland), retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former president of the Civil Law Chamber of the Supreme Court
  • prof. dr hab. Lech Gardocki
    University of Warsaw (Poland), retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former First President of the Supreme Court
  • prof. dr hab. Jan Jończyk
    University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Ewa Łętowska
    Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Walerian Sanetra
    University of Bialystok (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Jan Skupiński
    University of Gdansk (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Janusz Trzciński
    University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Stanisław Waltoś
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)

Reviewers

The (peer) reviewers of Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich monthly for 2021 included the following persons:

  • prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Brodecki
    (University of Gdansk, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Teresa Dukiet-Nagórska
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Bogusława Gnela
    (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Edward Gniewek
    (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Jacek Górecki
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • dr Kazimierz Jaśkowski
    (retired judge of the Supreme Court, Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr hab. Andrzej Kabat
    (retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court, Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr Przemysław Kalinowski
    (retired judge of the Supreme Court, Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Matan
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Teresa Mróz
    (University of Bialystok, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Leszek Ogiegło
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Aleksander Oleszko
    (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
  • dr Krzysztof Pacuła
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • dr hab. Piotr Prusinowski
    (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, judge of the Supreme Court, Poland)
  • dr hab., associate professor of the University of Opole, Piotr Stec
    (University of Opole, Poland)
  • dr hab., associate professor of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Andrzej Torbus
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • dr hab., associate professor of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Małgorzata Wąsek-Wiaderek
    (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Wiśniewski
    (Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr hab., associate professor of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Anna Maria Zachariasiewicz
    (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Feliks Zedler
    (SWPS University in Warsaw, Poland)

Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Przyokopowa 33
01-208 Warszawa


e-mail: [email protected]
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